JP2013504783A - Display area variable display device - Google Patents

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JP2013504783A
JP2013504783A JP2012528754A JP2012528754A JP2013504783A JP 2013504783 A JP2013504783 A JP 2013504783A JP 2012528754 A JP2012528754 A JP 2012528754A JP 2012528754 A JP2012528754 A JP 2012528754A JP 2013504783 A JP2013504783 A JP 2013504783A
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Abstract

The present invention relates to a display area variable display device having a structure capable of selectively expanding or reducing a display area. The present invention provides a base plate having a foldable main body; a display unit installed on one surface of the base plate, the display area of which is changed by folding the base plate; and supporting the base plate before and after the base plate is folded A plate support member.
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Description

  The present invention relates to a display device, and more particularly, to a display region variable display device having a structure capable of substantially expanding or reducing a display region.

  The display device is used in various forms in various forms of electronic devices. In other words, display devices for displaying information are adopted in various electronic devices ranging from portable mobile terminals such as general mobile phones, PDAs, smartphones, small notebooks and pancons to desktop computers and TVs. ing.

  However, a portable mobile terminal is generally provided in a form having a very small area because of its light weight and small size so that it can be easily carried. As described above, there is an inconvenience that a user needs to carry a separate display device when a screen having a size larger than the size of the terminal main body is required due to the restriction of the screen size.

  In addition, even in the case of an electronic device that does not require portability, the screen size cannot be changed, and there is a disadvantage in that it cannot meet market demands for a display that can be adapted to various usage environments.

  The present invention was devised in view of the above problems, and has an object to provide a display area variable display device having a structure in which a display area for displaying a screen can be folded. .

  To achieve the above object, the present invention provides a base plate having a foldable main body, a display unit installed on one surface of the base plate, the display area of which is changed by folding the base plate, and the base plate. A display area variable type display device including a plate support member for supporting the base plate before and after folding is disclosed.

  The base plate preferably includes a hinge portion and a pair of plate units that are foldably connected around the hinge portion.

  The display unit may be formed of a flexible display that is integrally attached to the pair of plate units. As an alternative, the display unit may include a pair of displays attached to correspond to the pair of plate units, respectively.

  The plate support member includes a support portion corresponding to a planar portion of the base plate, a guide portion provided at both side edge ends of the support portion, and providing guide grooves for guiding both side edge edges of the base plate; Can be included.

  In a state where the base plate is folded, it is preferable that both side edge ends of one of the pair of plate units are maintained in a state of being guided by the guide portion.

  A pivot member may be installed at the end portion of the one plate unit to provide a rotation center for the reversing operation of the one plate unit while preventing the base plate from being detached from the plate support member. it can.

  Preferably, the base plate and the plate support member have a rectangular structure, and the total length of the base plate is twice the length of the plate support member.

  According to the present invention, the size of the display area can be reduced or expanded by folding or opening the display unit depending on the usage environment, so that screens with various areas or forms can be provided.

  Further, since the display unit is stably supported and guided by the base plate and the plate support member, the durability of the display can be enhanced.

  When the present invention is applied, it is possible to provide a relatively large screen as compared with the terminal body, so that the convenience of use of various mobile terminals can be maximized.

  Since the present invention can be mounted on various types of electronic devices, it has an advantage of excellent versatility.

  The following drawings attached to the present specification illustrate preferred embodiments of the present invention, and together with the detailed description of the invention described below, serve to further understand the technical idea of the present invention. The present invention should not be construed as being limited to the matters described in such drawings.

1 is a perspective view of a display area variable display device according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention. It is a perspective view which shows the structure of the base plate in FIG. 1 is a perspective view illustrating a configuration in which a flexible display is installed on a base plate according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention. It is a perspective view which shows the structure by which a pair of display was installed in the baseplate by other embodiment of this invention. It is a perspective view which shows the structure of the plate support member in FIG. FIG. 6 is a side view of FIG. 5. It is a perspective view which shows the operation example of the display area variable type display apparatus by preferable embodiment of this invention. It is a perspective view which shows the operation example of the display area variable type display apparatus by preferable embodiment of this invention. FIG. 10 is a side view schematically showing another operation example of the display area variable display device according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

  Hereinafter, exemplary embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings. Prior to this, the terms and words used in the specification and claims should not be construed in a normal and lexicographic sense, and the inventor shall make his invention the best way. In accordance with the principle that the terminology can be appropriately defined for the purpose of explanation, the meaning and the concept should be interpreted in accordance with the technical idea of the present invention. Therefore, the embodiment described in the present specification and the configuration shown in the drawings are only the most preferred embodiment of the present invention and do not represent the technical idea of the present invention. It should be understood that there are various equivalents and variations that can be substituted for these.

  FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a display area variable display device according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

  Referring to FIG. 1, a display area variable display device according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention includes a base plate 100 having a foldable main body, a display unit 110 installed on one surface of the base plate 100, and a support and guide for the base plate 100. Plate support member 120.

  FIG. 1 shows an example in which a display area variable display device is mounted on one side of a main body of a notebook pancon 1 in order to understand the present invention. The application target of the present invention is not limited to such an example, and can be applied to various electronic devices such as a general mobile phone, a PDA, a smartphone, a PC, and a TV. If necessary, the present invention can be used as an independent product without being attached to a separate electronic device.

  As shown in FIG. 2, the base plate 100 has a rectangular shape as a whole, and has a structure in which a pair of plate units 100a and 100b are hinged so as to be foldable in the front and rear directions. The pair of plate units 100a and 100b are connected to each other via a hinge portion 101 located at an intermediate point thereof and are hinge-coupled. Although not shown in the drawing, the hinge portion 101 is provided with a predetermined stopper (Stopper) that defines a rotation angle between the pair of plate units 100a and 100b.

  The display unit 110 is attached to one surface of the base plate 100 and is folded or opened in conjunction with the base plate 100 to reduce or expand its display area.

  As shown in FIG. 3, the display unit 110 may be configured by a flexible display that is integrally attached in a form that crosses the pair of plate units 100 a and 100 b. In this case, when the base plate 100 is folded or opened, the flexible display is folded and opened together with the base plate 100.

  As shown in FIG. 4, the display unit 110 may include a pair of displays 110a and 110b attached to correspond to the pair of plate units 100a and 100b, respectively. Here, LCD, PDP, OLED, AMOLED, etc. can be adopted as the pair of displays 110a, 110b. In this case, when the base plate 100 is folded or opened, the pair of displays 110 a and 110 b are folded and opened together with the base plate 100.

  The base plate 100 attached to the display unit 110 is supported and guided by a plate support member 120. The plate support member 120 supports the base plate 100 in an expanded or contracted state at the same time as guiding the base plate 100 before and after the base plate 100 is folded. As described above, the plate support member 120 can be detachably coupled to an electronic device such as a notebook or pancon, for example. For this reason, a fastening means such as a bolt or a hinge assembly may be provided on one side of the plate support member 120 for coupling with an object.

  Preferably, a fixing means in the form of a predetermined clamp or holder can be provided on one side of the plate support member 120 so that the folded base plate 100 can be fixed to the plate support member 120.

  As shown in FIGS. 5 and 6, the plate support member 120 has a rectangular shape as a whole, and is provided at the edge of both sides with reference to the support portion 121 corresponding to the planar portion of the base plate 100 and the width direction of the support portion 121. And a guide portion 122 having a structure bent so that guide grooves 123 for guiding both side edges of the base plate 100 are elongated along the length direction of the plate support member 120. According to such a configuration, the base plate 100 is slid in the length direction of the plate support member 120 along the guide groove 123 while guiding both side edges of the base plate 100 in the guide portion 122, thereby folding center. The hinge portion 101 can be moved outward from the guide portion 122. In a state where the hinge part 101 is located outside the guide part 122, the base plate 100 can be rotated and folded forward and backward.

  When folded, the overall length of the plate support member 120 is preferably substantially twice that of the base plate 100 in the expanded state so as to have a length substantially corresponding to the base plate 100.

  When the base plate 100 is slid, in order to stably support the edge of the base plate 100 in the guide groove 123, the inner wall of the guide groove 123 provides an elastic force in the direction of the edge of the base plate 100. A support can be provided.

  In a state where the base plate 100 is folded, the side edges of either one of the pair of plate units 100a and 100b are continuously maintained in the state of being guided by the guide portions 122 of the plate support member 120. . FIG. 7 to FIG. 9 show examples of the post-operation before and after folding between the base plate 100 and the plate support member 120 that can be provided by the present invention.

  As shown in FIG. 7, both sides of the display unit 110 can be folded around the hinge portion 101 of the base plate 100 so that the inner surfaces face each other. In this case, the back surface on one side of both sides of the display unit 110 faces outward.

  As an alternative, as shown in FIG. 8, both sides of the display unit 110 can be folded around the hinge portion 101 of the base plate 100 so that the display area is located outside. In this case, one side of both sides of the display unit 110 is located on the back side of the plate support member 120.

  7 and 9, after the both sides of the display unit 110 are opened and expanded around the hinge part 101 of the base plate 100, the hinge part 101 is moved to the length of the plate support member 12 by sliding the base plate 100. It is preferably located at an intermediate point in the direction.

  Referring to FIG. 9, one plate unit 100a of the pair of plate units 100a and 100b is arranged in the plate support member 120 such that the back surface thereof, that is, the opposite surface where the display unit (not shown) is located faces outward. Can be accommodated. As shown in FIGS. 9a to 9d, the plate unit 100a in the accommodated state slides along the guide groove 123 while the pair of plate units 100a and 100b are opened, and then reverses so that the front surface is exposed to the outside. be opened. In this case, in the state of FIG. 9d, a member that prevents the plate unit 100b from drooping downward by the hinge portion 101 by supporting the plate unit 100b with respect to the plate support member 120 can be added. As an alternative, the length of the plate units 100 a and 100 b can be designed to be shorter than the length of the plate support member 120 so that the hinge portion 101 is positioned on the plate support member 120.

  In the plate unit 100a, a pivot for providing a rotation center at the time of the reversing operation while preventing the base plate 100 from being detached from the plate support member 120 at the end portion located at the opposite end of the hinge portion 101. A Pivot) member 102 can be provided.

  As described above, in the display area variable display device according to the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the size of the display area is increased by folding or opening the base plate 100 with the display unit 110 attached to one surface with respect to the plate support member 120. It can be reduced or expanded. The present invention is preferably mounted on one side of an electronic device, and can provide a display area whose screen size is expanded by opening from a folded state when in use.

  As described above, the present invention has been described with reference to limited embodiments and drawings. However, the present invention is not limited thereto, and technical ideas and patents of the present invention can be obtained by persons having ordinary knowledge in the technical field to which the present invention belongs. Obviously, various modifications and variations can be made within the scope of the claims.

  The present invention is not limited to the specific preferred embodiments described above, and anyone who has ordinary knowledge in the technical field to which the invention belongs within the scope of the present invention claimed in the scope of claims. However, it will be apparent that various modifications may be made and such changes should fall within the scope of the claims.

100 Base plate 100a, 100b Plate unit 101 Hinge part 110 Display part 120 Plate support member 121 Support part 122 Guide part 123 Guide groove

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  1.   A base plate having a foldable main body, a display unit which is installed on one surface of the base plate and whose display area is folded and changed by folding the base plate, and a plate which supports the base plate before and after the base plate is folded. A display area variable display device including a support member.
  2.   The display area variable display device according to claim 1, wherein the base plate includes a hinge portion and a pair of plate units that are foldably connected around the hinge portion.
  3.   The display area variable display device according to claim 2, wherein the display unit includes a flexible display integrally attached to the pair of plate units.
  4.   The display area variable display device according to claim 2, wherein the display unit includes a pair of displays attached to correspond to the pair of plate units, respectively.
  5.   The plate support member includes a support portion corresponding to a planar portion of the base plate, a guide portion provided at both side edge ends of the support portion, and providing guide grooves for guiding both side edge edges of the base plate; The display area variable display device according to claim 2, comprising:
  6.   6. The state in which the side edges of either one of the pair of plate units are guided by the guide portion while the base plate is folded. Display area variable type display device.
  7.   A pivot member is provided at an end portion of the one plate unit to provide a rotation center for the reversing operation of the one plate unit while preventing the base plate from being detached from the plate support member. The display area variable display device according to claim 6.
  8.   7. The display region variable display device according to claim 6, wherein the base plate and the plate support member have a rectangular structure, and the total length of the base plate is twice the length of the plate support member.
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